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E.R.C. Iceman! -
Subject: Splendid matrix........30 years later!!!!!
Cutos to all the men involved with this jem! Lots of grooviness! I was 15 years old in 9th grade at Eisenhower Jr. High School in Norristown, Pa and not yet a Deadhead..... Little did I know what the future held!!!!!
Subject: Favorite Shakedown Street...
I don't like the whole argument "best ever" because it is totally subjective. I do, however, like to say "favorite version ever." And this is my absolute favorite Shakedown Street. There was always something magical about the Nassau Coliseum, and the boys usually rocked out there in top form. During Shakedown, it's like the guys are using telepathy during the long jam, like their minds are on exactly the same wavelength. The first minute or so is a good AUD, and then the SBD kicks in and the whole thing takes off. Phil is thumping, and Bobby and Brent are driving the rhythm while Bill and Mickey provide a scorching, boogie inducing tempo. Then Jerry slays it over the top of everything, and they bounce into the final verse in perfect unison. 14 minutes of musical communion! Superb! Other Highlights include Let It Grow, Samson and Delilah, and Terrapin. In fact, the whole show from top to bottom is excellent, absolutely worth a listen.
Subject: Early 80's Brilliance
Coke fueled early 80's magic. Shakedown-Samson is terrific. Hunter, man, you've made me go back and listen to shows I've totally forgotten about or over looked. Thanks man.
Subject: if only downloading was available
but... it's not.
Subject: Beautiful Matrix
Some fantastic work here. Check this one out for sure kids.
Subject: Agreed with previous posts - Fantastic Sound Work!!!
For all you guys who remaster, make fine matrix's etc. like this one you may feel sometimes that your labor of love may perhaps go unnoticed or unappreciated but in my corner world that is not the case. Thank You!
Obviously you guys do this work out of your love for these shows and are happy to do it yet I feel indebted somehow as I freely reap the rewards for all your efforts. Well, at least know work of this quality is appreciated in a major way. If there is a show truly deserving of a "you are there" moniker (which can be overused imo) this is one of them.
This show is meant to be cranked!!! Do it!
4 Star show. 5 Stars for an epic matrix.
btw, Big Thanks to SDH for the heads up to this Matrix.
Subject: a fine matrix
SDH is bang on. The Audience recordings "breathe" life into this flat sbd. In fact most of the '81 sbds could use a similar CPR from the fine aud recordings that now circulate.
Subject: Outstanding Doesn't Do It Justice
This Matrix is everything a Matrix should be. One of the better I've heard. Smooth sound that really draws you in with excellent balance between the sources. The show itself I'll leave to other reviewers. I'll only say that it smokes start to finish and now has a source that matches the show. Large. Big. Huge. Excellent work on this one.